Hi! I'm Genny

I'm a business owner, personal branding coach, proud mom to a daughter and son (who are both way taller than me now), and wife to an amazing guy who also happens to be my high school sweetheart. I wear a lot of hats, but at the end of the day, everything I do boils down to my passion for helping you find your purpose and thrive.

Read formal bio and the everyday stuff here

How can I help you?

Genny Heikka Her Team SuccessVisit me at Her Team Success (my coaching and consulting practice) to see the ways I help women and companies with personal branding. You can read about how it all started in The Story too (which is totally different than how I first thought I'd announce it!).


Genny Heikka LIFTJoin me at one of our upcoming LIFT events and learn how to Live Inspired, Fearless and Thriving.  I co-founded this organization with two amazing friends, and we're blown away by what's happened with an idea that began over coffee and has turned into so much more for so many women (you can read about that in this Open Letter to the Woman Who Feels Like There's Something Missing).

Genny Heikka SpeakerOne of the first times I remember having the feeling that comes with just knowing your purpose was when I spoke to a large audience. I walked on stage with my knees shaking, but beyond the nerves, there was something in that moment that spoke to my soul. Today, I'm lucky to be able to share with audiences frequently, and I'd love to come see you!  Check out my speaking page for more.

What People I've Worked With Have Said:

“Genny is sensational! From the prep work in getting to know her audience, to the planning and logistics of our time with her, to the delivery of her messages… she was tremendous! Our team thought she was as authentic as they come: sharing deep insights into personal branding using anecdotes from her own life! Genny brings a ray of light, positivity, hope, and foundational knowledge to a room filled with leaders at every level.” 

Jenn Pressner-Taylor, Regional Marketing Director, Texas Roadhouse Restaurants

"I’ve worked with Genny on a number projects. She’s an incredible leader that can balance the needs of people and business brilliantly. People love working with her. She doesn’t rattle under pressure which speaks to her character, high EQ and depth of experience. Any room she’s in gets better immediately. I highly recommend."     

CJ Alvarado, CEO Bamboo Creative

"I have worked with Genny on several projects and she is a huge asset. She is well-educated and well-read on the topic of leadership; she stays current on all that’s out there and she leads out of selfless strength, authenticity, passion and encouragement. Genny’s positive, 'glass half-full' outlook is inspiring, contagious and motivational. I find myself getting excited about anything that comes out of Genny’s mouth!"

Pam Strain, Search

“Genny has a deep and sincere desire to see women flourish. Her delightful optimism, coupled with business savvy, chart the path to both individual and shared success. She’s a skilled communicator, making her an ideal fit for igniting a new vision for the future and imparting the skills to get there.” 

Kirsten Holmberg, President and Founder of Platform Idaho and Idaho Speakers Bureau

"I heard Genny speak at a businesswomen’s networking event where she encouraged women to listen for the calling on their lives and to say yes to opportunity. She was so transparent... I have now been exploring my own life to discover if there is a fear that is holding me back. Genny encouraged us to not be held back by fear, but to press forward to live out the plan for our lives!" 

Shauna O’Donnell, Roseville Granite Bay Business Network

"Genny has outstanding leadership qualities and a heart to reach and encourage other women of influence. She is excellent in whatever topic she speaks about and she's relatable, funny, and honest! "

Kelly Bueno, MOPS Director/Coach 

"Genny was a breath of fresh air! She spoke right to our hearts and urged us to remember that our words and actions can inspire others to greatness. She also encouraged us to seek personal healing from our past if needed so that we can live free from fear. It was a great encouragement!" -

Natalie Boudreau, MOPS Coordinator

"Genny is fun and entertaining, but more than that, she has a heart to help women be the best they can be. She’s so real, sharing both her triumphs and failures from her own life, and she is an encouragement! I wish we could have her speak every time we meet." 

Amy Cherry, MOPS  Coordinator

"Many of our women thought this was our best meeting of the year and that they need to hear this talk every month. Genny’s ability to relate to our situations touched everyone. Her talk was the highlight of our year."

Lisa Sietsema, MOPS Finance Coordinator

"Genny had a great balance of honesty,depth, practicality, laughter, and entertainment. She shared a lot of information and perspectives that we were grateful to hear. The conversation around our tables after her presentation were great. We are definitely going to have her back to share one of her other topics!" 

Yvonne Enbom- CoCoordinator, MOPS

"Genny speaks from the heart, is real, relatable and authentic. Every woman in the room was able to connect with her story. We left feeling encouraged and inspired. Genny truly has a gift. We look forward to inviting her back in the near future!" 

Allie Suydam, Foundations Coordinator at Bayside 

"Genny is a warm, relational, funny and inspirational speaker! She shares down to earth and practical insights that both inform and encourage women. I know we will be contacting Genny again!"

Mary Foss, Women’s Leader, ACC  

"Genny was inspiring, fun, and challenging! We look forward to having her come back!"

Michelle Winter, M2M Coordinator, Bridgeway 

"Genny is an inspiration! She is a friend to women and knows how to encourage us. Her personal style is relational and engaging, and she makes you feel like you have known her for years. She left us all wanting more!"

Carrie Zenker, Mom Group Director, Rancho Murieta 

Some of the organizations I've worked with: